M`nagar admin sends slapped boy for school admission after SC order

  • | Sunday | 12th November, 2023

AGRA: Acting on the Supreme Courts direction regarding the school slapping incident, officials in Agra facilitated the victims admission to the reputed Shardein School on Meerut Road in Muzaffarnagar. On Friday, the district officials took the boy to the school to complete the necessary paperwork.Talking to TOI on Saturday, the boys father Mohammad Irshad said, "Several officials, including the subdivisional magistrate, visited our house on Friday and took my son to Shardein School.They assured us that all study expenses would be covered by the administration. The admission process is underway and Im hopeful that hell be back in school soon." Irshad expressed gratitude to the Supreme Court for addressing their struggle with admission. "After the incident, we faced difficulties getting our son admitted to a new school. Now, I see a ray of hope for his future. The admission procedures at Shardein School are almost complete with the help of local officials," he said. Irshad also raised concerns about the delay in the accused teachers arrest, mentioning the possible involvement of politicians. The apex court also instructed the UP home department to arrange for an expert agency to counsel the victim and other students involved in the incident.Shubham Shukla, the Basic Shiksha Adhikari in Muzaffarnagar, said, "Tata Institute of Social Sciences will be counseling the boy, and we are in contact with the institute."A police officer said, The teacher, Tripta Tyagi, accused of asking students to slap their classmate, has been charged under a more stringent IPC Section 295-A for deliberate acts intended to outrage religious feelings. A chargesheet will be filed in court soon.This incident in August involved a teacher in Khubbapur village encouraging students to hit the boy, leading to a widely circulated video and public outrage. The distressing video showed the frightened boy weeping while being repeatedly slapped by classmates, while another clip captured the teacher encouraging the students to whack him harder".

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